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Old 01.11.2011, 21:56
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How does the charge and discharge make a difference? I've heard it before but what's the theory behind it?

I'm quite happy with the battery life to be honest so I'm quite excited for it to be fixed and be even better
I guess some batteries need to be calibrated before they offer a full charge. I did those calibrations a couple of times for my old Treo 680 - there, that seemed to work. However, with the iPhone's modern battery, that shouldn't be necessary
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Old 01.11.2011, 22:16
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Don't worry about it. Just caught me off-guard as I really didn't think I was bitching here :-)

We both like our iPhone 4Ss - Siri's pretty awesome for quickly entering appointments, setting the alarm clock etc. The battery thing's just a massive fly in the ointment. I really hope they'll fix it soon. I'm actually carrying two phones with me so I'm not phoneless from the early afternoon on.

Today I disabled all the location services and there was no improvement - must be something else in my case. On the positive side, Apple is definitely looking into the issue.
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Old 01.11.2011, 22:25
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Quoted this so you can't change it.
Well, my wife always liked hers. I personally like both iOS and Android and will continue using both. My main problem with Apple disappeared when Steve Jobs stepped down last spring. I just wish he had done so earlier and that it didn't have to be under these circumstances.
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Old 02.11.2011, 09:23
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

hmm - I called AppleCare about this now and strangely enough, they told me it's a hardware defect and that I should get the phone exchanged. They offered me to exchange it via TNT for 29 Euro or at the Apple Store in Zurich (for free).

I can't do TNT because I don't know when they show up - and we're home very irregularly right now. I'm just afraid that I'll be driving all the way to Zurich and then they'll tell me it's a software problem :-/

Anyway - I'll be going to the Glattzentrum Saturday and will see what they say.

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Old 02.11.2011, 09:42
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

Is this a universal problem with the iphone 4s or just several users?
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Old 02.11.2011, 09:47
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Is this a universal problem with the iphone 4s or just several users?
I guess it's hard to tell. There are lots of posts about this on discussions.apple.com - but generally, only those who actually have the problem post there. I can only say for certain that both of our phones have batteries that barely last longer than 7 hours. I took mine off the charger about an hour ago and it's down to 84%, although it was just sitting on my desk, doing nothing.

The AppleCare guy said it's a battery issue. I'm not sure if that means that Apple has now identified it as a real hardware problem or whether AppleCare Switzerland simply never heard that it's a somewhat wide-spread thing.

Anyway, at least they're applying their usual professionalism to the issue and offer to exchange the phones.

Peter

EDIT: down to 83% - I think it goes down about 1% every other minute
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

well i think swiss apple care is not having complete info as apple has not yet acknowledge it to be an h/w issue..
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Old 02.11.2011, 11:36
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well i think swiss apple care is not having complete info as apple has not yet acknowledge it to be an h/w issue..
that's possible, I guess. I'll see what they say on Saturday
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Old 02.11.2011, 12:55
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I guess it's hard to tell. There are lots of posts about this on discussions.apple.com - but generally, only those who actually have the problem post there. I can only say for certain that both of our phones have batteries that barely last longer than 7 hours. I took mine off the charger about an hour ago and it's down to 84%, although it was just sitting on my desk, doing nothing.

The AppleCare guy said it's a battery issue. I'm not sure if that means that Apple has now identified it as a real hardware problem or whether AppleCare Switzerland simply never heard that it's a somewhat wide-spread thing.

Anyway, at least they're applying their usual professionalism to the issue and offer to exchange the phones.

Peter

EDIT: down to 83% - I think it goes down about 1% every other minute
I bought my phone (Black 32GB Model A1387) from Apple Store on Bahnhofstrasse on Monday. Started using the phone right away with a 80% initial battery, surfing doing setting&installations for an hour didn't use up too much battery. I have all the normal apps installed and running including iCloud.

Yesterday the phone traveled around the city for a full day with Google maps on for quite some time. I also surfed on the web about 45-60 minutes on 3G and in the evening the battery was still about three quarters full.

I would get my phones changed right away if the battery goes empty like yours.
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:26
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

cancelled my swisscom online order, which had a 6 week total delivery time, and picked up one at mobilezone in zurich, the 64gb model in black.

charging it now, siri is fun when it gets things right.
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cancelled my swisscom online order, which had a 6 week total delivery time, and picked up one at mobilezone in zurich, the 64gb model in black.

charging it now, siri is fun when it gets things right.
do they have unlocked ones in stock too??
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:34
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do they have unlocked ones in stock too??
Why don't you phone them and ask?
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

Anyone hasn't got their 4s yet?
Mine hasn't arrived.. no sign.. but sigh........
no news...nothing in the mailbox from orange..
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it's been nearly a week...

I wonder why...
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:42
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My Swisscom order status changed from "Accepted" to "Shipping" overnight , ordered it last Saturday.
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My Swisscom order status changed from "Accepted" to "Shipping" overnight , ordered it last Saturday.
wow congrats! Swisscom is so organised, I mean you can track your order
while orange is really bad, the only thing you could do is 'pray' and hope they will reply your email asap
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Old 02.11.2011, 19:41
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Re: iPhone 4S delivery dates

Been traveling all day, phone is on vodafone.uk network and no battery issues whatsoever even though it drained to zero overnight in CH again. What does this tell us? Some kind of pinging feature in iOS5 when connected to the home carrier? I've been making calls all day and roaming in London, battery is at over 70% after 12 hours of use.
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Old 02.11.2011, 19:47
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/S4575LL/A

I noticed the US Apple site has this new Applecare+ for the iPhone. It covers accidental damage with a 49 dollar excess. Does this apply in other countries too? What if I bought an American Applecare+ warranty?
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Old 02.11.2011, 21:36
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/S4575LL/A

I noticed the US Apple site has this new Applecare+ for the iPhone. It covers accidental damage with a 49 dollar excess. Does this apply in other countries too? What if I bought an American Applecare+ warranty?
Not the same as this?
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Old 02.11.2011, 21:37
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/S4575LL/A

I noticed the US Apple site has this new Applecare+ for the iPhone. It covers accidental damage with a 49 dollar excess. Does this apply in other countries too? What if I bought an American Applecare+ warranty?
If I understand that right, you have to buy that together with a new phone
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Old 02.11.2011, 21:54
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Not the same as this?
No mention of replacing iPhones you damage there.The name is different too

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If I understand that right, you have to buy that together with a new phone
The site linked says

How to get AppleCare+
AppleCare+ must be purchased together with your new iPhone. To buy it, add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
Note: Through November 14, AppleCare+ can be purchased by customers who:

Pre-ordered iPhone 4 (8GB) or iPhone 4S
Purchased an iPhone (any model) on or after October 14, 2011 (proof of purchase date may be required)

So in theory if we can get it...we have until the 14th of November.
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